Our Starz!

Every student who has passed through the doors and taken a class with us is special.  
No matter if they took one course or spent countless hours training. 
They learned something about themselves, took away a skill, made a friend, created a memory, set a goal or dared to dream.


Former students of Ms. Richards now fill company positions in such internationally known and respected companies as the San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Boston Ballet. Richards’ students have regularly been selected and studied on scholarship at The Kirov School in Washington, D.C., The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida, The North Carolina School for the Arts, and The San Francisco Ballet School.


All Alumni are invited to "toot your horn".  
Email us with your picture and news and we'll put it on our Wall of Fame.

Lady Hellevi


Hellevi Etayo just debuted as Lady Houdini in Reno, NV. She has worked internationally as a dancer, illusionist, & aerial performer! Hellevi trained with Rising Starz in Florida. 

Congrats to Rising Starz Alumnus

Jessica Collado and Oliver Halkowich

Unless they're on strike or, maybe, charging the barricades in protest, French audiences don't stand up. It's just not in their genes. In the theater, they can bestow riotous applause, but a standing ovation is as rare as a fat Parisian. Houston Ballet's dreamy co-production with international pianist Lang Lang, the Lang Lang Dance Project, subtitled Sons de l'âme("Sounds of the Soul"), premiered at Paris's famed Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, October 31 through November 4. The show brought the French to their feet the moment the curtain fell. It was a rapturous, appreciative response to this mesmerizing world premiere from Stanton Welch, Houston Ballet's artistic director.

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